Hot Spring (Vridelni) Colonnade

Karlovy Vary is famous for its colonnades. All of them, constructed to allow easy access to the healing springs, are located close to hotels. Near the entrance there is the Market Colonnade, a wooden Swiss-style gallery. In the resort area, there is the largest and the hottest spring called Vřídlo (the Hot Spring). It gushes a geyser of 2000 L of hot water to a height of 39 feet (12 m) every minute. And if you walk along the Tepla River bank, you will see the Mill Colonnade. Above it, there is a memorial plaque with engraved text, the ode dated 1500.

Hot Spring (Vridelni) Colonnade

One of Karlovy Vary’s most famous colonnades is called the Hot Spring, or the Geyser Colonnade. It has changed several times, repeatedly rebuilt using different styles and materials. The building you can see today was designed in 1969–1975 by Votruba.

Its treasured pearl is the spring whose waters running beneath the colonnade floor are pushed up to the surface using special mechanisms. You are welcome to try the pure drinking water collected in vases in the colonnade hall.